Sunday, October 19, 2014


I took this shot looking into one of the old life boats on board the Battleship Texas a few weeks ago.  I like the texture and workmanship along with the historic value of the subject.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


This was one of my shots for the Bay Area Photo Club of Clear Lake October Honor's Night assignment of "HANDS".  It's a composite of two images that I combined in Photoshop.  The base image is a shot of my hands that I warped slightly using a Topaz Lens Effects filter preset for a fish eye lens effect and then added the colors in Topaz Adjust 5/Stylized/Solarized Dreams preset.  The second image was a shot of the full moon with some fog effect added from Topaz Lens Effects.  The judges awarded the image a Silver award and 153 points, which was the second highest score for the night.

Monday, October 6, 2014


I spotted this old Ford pickup truck in a field in Round Top Texas while shopping at an antique mart on the last day of the fall antique weekend.  I don't normally use in-camera filters but I did use the Olympus "Sepia" art filter on my OMD EM-1 for this shot and liked the results.